Travel Immunizations

Before traveling abroad, a travel assessment by a trained clinic nurse can provide information and help you identify the best ways to prevent travel-related illnesses.

Butte County Public Health offers timely information about health-related risks while traveling abroad. Travel services are available by appointment at the Public Health Clinic in Chico.

Ideally, set up your appointment one up 4 to 6 weeks before your trip. Most vaccines take time to become effective in your body and some vaccines must be given in a series over a period of days or sometimes weeks. If it is less than 4 weeks before you leave, you should still consult the public health clinic. You might still benefit from shots or medications and other information about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while traveling.

Be sure that you and your family are up to date on your routine vaccinations. These vaccines are necessary for protection from diseases that are still common in many parts of the world even though they rarely occur in the United States. If you are not sure which vaccinations are routine, look at the schedules below.

CDC - Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

CDC - Vaccine Recommendations for Infants and Children

The following are some frequently recommended travel immunizations and links to information about them:

Malaria

Hepatitis A document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Hepatitis B document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Note: Immune Globulin may be given in addition to hepatitis A vaccine, or instead of hepatitis A vaccine for children under age two years who are too young to receive the vaccine.

Inactivated polio vaccine is recommended routinely for children up through age 18 years. IPV may be given to certain adults age 19 and older depending on their travel plans.

Japanese encephalitis document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Meningococcal document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Rabies document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Typhoid document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Yellow Fever vaccine is required by International Health Regulations for travel to certain countries in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. The Public Health clinic can help you determine if a yellow fever certificate is required and can issue the certificate if necessary.

Yellow Fever vaccination recommendations by country

California Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics

Travel Immunization Forms

Patient Registration Form document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

International Travel Medical History Form document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

International Travel Health Visit Information document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Acknowledgement of receipt of notice Privacy Practices document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Children and Teens document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Travel Immunization Links

CDC Traveler's Health Website

Immunization Action Coalition Website

Routine Adult Vaccinations

Preparing Responders for Travel to Haiti 2010